THE ELEVENTH STATION

JESUS IS NAILED

TO THE CROSS

 

We adore you, O Christ,

and we bless you

Because by your holy cross

you have redeemed the world.

 

FROM SACRED SCRIPTURE

Gospel of Luke 23:33

And when they came to the place

which is called the Skull,

there they crucified him,

and the criminals,

one on the right

and one on the left.

Let us contemplate Jesus

praying Psalm 116 

as he is nailed to the Cross,

recalling how these were 

the very words Jesus prayed 

as he left the Last Supper.

I love the Lord,

because he has heard

my voice and my supplications.

Because he inclined 

his ear to me,

therefore, I will call on him

as long as I live.

the snares of death 

encompass me;

the pangs of Sheol

laid hold on me;

I suffered distress and anguish.

Then I called on the name

of the Lord:

"O Lord, I beg you,

save my life!"

What shall I render to the Lord

for all his bounty to me?

I will lift up 

the chalice of salvation

and call on the name of the Lord,

Precious in the sight of the Lord

is the death of his saints.

- Psalm 116:1-4, 12-13, 15

 

HYMN

Virgin of all virgins blest!

Listen to my fond request:

let me share thy grief divine.